Homemade Hard Soap

Homemade Hard Soap Hard Soap (Castile) – Only 3 Ingredients Olive Oil, Water & Lye Cured 1 Year (for hardness) Just like Nanna would have made way back then! Recreated from researching recipes found in old newspaper clippings, magazines and handwritten recipes found tucked away in old recipe books. Most times I make and use the soaps myself. This…

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Water + Lye + Lard = Soap!

Sometimes I come across recipes that peek my interest. I’ve been fascinated with the home life of people who lived in our area back in the 1800’s. From their clothing, to the homes, transportation, health remedies, train schedules and their cooking habits. Last week while doing some research I came across a hard soap recipe from June 11, 1881….

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It's a Giveaway! One Bar Homemade Castile Soap

It’s easy! Enter my Giveaway to win one bar of my homemade castile soaps.  I also sell them at Nanna’s Garden.   Giveaway ends on Nov 25th and a winner will be chosen at random on Nov 26, 2012. (Contest open to U.S. residents only.  I’ll cover the shipping but can only ship inside the U.S.) Let me know…

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Soaps Curing

It smells yummy in my shop.  Cut all my new soaps so that they can cure.  Watch out farmers market and etsy!  This batch consists of five vegan soaps and three made from goats milk…batches were kept separate during making and cutting.  Vegan include: camomile neroli, champaka, patchouli vanilla hemp, sandalwood vanilla and tea tree.  Goat milk soaps include:…

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